Bungsberg telecommunications tower

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Bungsberg Fernmeldeturm 2012.

The Bungsberg telecommunications tower (also known as the Fernmeldeturm Schönwalde) is a 179-metre-high telecommunications tower situated on the Bungsberg, a hill which (at 168 metres above mean sea level) is the highest point in the north German state of Schleswig-Holstein.

The tower, which belongs to Deutsche Telekom, is used for directional radio links, FM radio and television transmissions (see the list of frequencies below) and mobile telephony services. Constructed of concrete, weighing some 6000 tonnes, and having a diameter at its base of 8.4 metres, the tower is equipped with a public observation deck at a height of 40 metres, accessible by an internal staircase. Following earlier vandalism, however, this observation deck has been permanently closed to the public since October 2006.

The telecommunications tower was not the first tower incorporating a viewing platform to be erected on the Bungsberg. An 18-metre-high observation tower, the Elisabethenturm, had been built earlier, in 1861. This tower, extended to a height of 22 metres in 1864, is still standing, although closed to the public since the opening of the telecommunications tower.

Transmitted Programmes[edit]

Telecommunication Tower Bungsberg is used for transmitting the 2 and 3rd German TV-programme and the programmes of privately owned TV stations.

Name of transmitter Frequency ERP
Klassik Radio 97.2 MHz 0.2 kW
R.SH 100.2 MHz 50 kW
DLF 101.9 MHz 95 kW
DLR Berlin 103.1 MHz 0.3 kW
Delta Radio 104.1 MHz 50 kW
Radio Nora 106.2 MHz 0.2 kW
ZDF TV Ch E21 235 kW
3 (NDR region) Ch E47 235 kW
SAT1 TV Ch E31 280 kW
RTL TV Ch E44 280 kW


Close to Telecommunication Tower Bungsberg the NDR operates since 1960 a transmission site. It uses in opposite to the site of the Deutsche Telekom a 231 metre tall guyed mast, which is the tallest structure in Schleswig Holstein. Between 1960 and 2005 a guyed steel tube mast was in use. As this mast was not capabable to carry antennas for DVB-T, it was replaced in 2004 by a guyed lattice steel mast of the same height nearby. The old mast was dismantled in 2006.

This mast is used for transmitting the first program of NDR and the following FM-radio programmes of NDR.

Name of transmitter Frequency ERP
NDR Kultur 89.9 MHz 50 kW
NDR 2 91.9 MHz 50 kW
NDR Info 96.6 MHz 1 kW
NDR Welle Nord 97.8 MHz 50 kW
N-Joy 99 MHz 0.5 kW
ARD (NDR region) TV Ch E50 260 kW


Google Map Views[edit]

Coordinates: 54°12′34″N 10°43′28″E / 54.20944°N 10.72444°E / 54.20944; 10.72444